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Which would you choose, the Leupold Cascade 8X42 Porroprism or the Bushnell Infinity 8.5X45?  With the Bushnell rebate the price is the same.  Size and weight are not a factor for what I'll be using these for.  Ease of use with eyeglasses is important.  Image quality, especially in low light is most improtant.  Thanks for y'alls input.

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I would pick the Leupold. 

Wider FoV. 
Better image quality.
Better (more reliable) warranty.
Not nearly as ugly.

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Those Infinitys are ugly, aren't they?  The only thling I see they have going for them is 19.5mm eye relief.  The 18mm on the Leupold is OK, but minimal.   Thanks, lucznik
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Mike,

Have you tested the eye relief on both of these binoculars, in the store?
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I really like my Infinity 10.5( wanted Rainguard)  ..haven't tried the Leupold though
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Bird Watcher, I haven't tested the eye relief.  I really don't have any place reasonably close that would have them, unless I drove to SWFA, about 3.5 hours. 
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I always liked the Cascades that I have looked through.
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I ordered the Cascades from SWFA.  I'll post my comments after I've used them a bit.

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